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XFRACTINT(1)							  XFRACTINT(1)

NAME
       xfractint - fractal generation program

SYNOPSIS
       xfractint [options] [; comments]

DESCRIPTION
       Xfractint draws a wide variety of fractals.  Xfractint is a port	of the
       IBM PC program fractint.	  Xfractint  has  online  documentation	 which
       should be referenced for	most operation information.  Note that the on-
       line documentation is from fractint, and	does not always	accurately de-
       scribe  xfractint.   A  text version of the online documentation	can be
       generated by running ``make doc''.

OPTIONS
       -display	display_name
	      Specifies	the X11	display	to use.

       -onroot
	      Indicates	the resulting images should appear on the root window.
	      Note: rubberband zoom boxes don't	work on	the root window.

       -private
	      Indicates	 that xfractint	should allocate	as many	colors as pos-
	      sible in a private colormap.  Normally xfractint	will  use  128
	      colors;  this flag will let you use all 256, but may mess	up the
	      colors in	other windows.	This is	not necessary if you are using
	      greater than 8-bit color.

       -slowdisplay
	      Indicates	 that the machine has a	slow display, so the scrolling
	      window  should  be  updated  infrequently.   Use	this  flag  if
	      xfractint	hangs on the title screen.

       -fast  Indicates	 that  xfractint  should  use the faster drawing mode.
	      Instead of drawing each pixel immediately, xfractint  will  save
	      up  pixels and then refresh the screen every 5 seconds.  Depend-
	      ing on your X implementation, this may  make  drawing  twice  as
	      fast.

       -disk  Use disk video.  That is,	generate the picture in	memory instead
	      of to the	screen.	 The resulting picture can be saved as	a  gif
	      file or printer file.

       -fixcolors num
	      Specifies	 the  number  of colors	to use.	 This number must be a
	      power of two.  Also, this	number can't be	greater	than the  num-
	      ber of colors available.	And, it	can't be greater than 256.

       -geometry WxH[{+-X}{+-Y}]
	      This  sets  the  size and	position of the	image window.  The de-
	      fault is 800x600 pixels.

       -share Indicates	that xfractint	should	share  the  current  colormap.
	      That  is,	xfractint uses as many colors as possible, but doesn't
	      modify the colormap.  This is not	necessary  with	 greater  than
	      8-bit colors.

       -simple
	      Uses  simpler  keyboard  handling.  Use this flag	if you wish to
	      debug xfractint with gdb,	or else	you may	get  "(gdb)"  repeated
	      infinitely.

       xxx=yyy
	      Sets  variable  xxx  to value yyy.  See the online documentation
	      for more details on the possible variables.

       @filename
	      Loads parameters from the	specified file.

       @filename/groupname
	      Reads a named group of parameters	from the specified file.

       -psviewer
	      Allows the user to change	the default  postscript	 viewer.   The
	      viewer  is called	when the user prints an	image with ctrl-p. The
	      default viewer is	gv.

       -ctrlwindow
	      Allows the user to have a	separate control window	similar	to the
	      ncurses interface.

       -font  Loads the	selected font.

       -fontbold
	      Loads the	selected bold font.

BUGS
       There are many bugs and things that haven't been	implemented.

       Boundary	tracing	sometimes locks	up.

       Passes=2	has problems??

       Symmetry	that is	offset slightly	doesn't	always complete	the image.

       The top of the help screens are messed up.  Starting your xterm with
	      -geometry	80x25 fixes this.

       Xfractint  uses	a bizarre (to Unix users) user interface which was di-
       rectly copied from the IBM version.  If you don't have the  appropriate
       keys, use the following key mappings:
       IBM	       Unix
       F1 to F10       Shift-1 to Shift-0
       INSERT	       I
       DELETE	       D
       PAGE_UP	       U
       PAGE_DOWN       N
       LEFT_ARROW      H
       RIGHT_ARROW     L
       UP_ARROW	       K
       DOWN_ARROW      J
       HOME	       O
       END	       E
       CTL_PLUS	       }
       CTL_MINUS       {

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 1991 -	2020 by	The Stone Soup Group

AUTHORS
       The original Unix port was done by Ken Shirriff (shirriff@eng.sun.com).
       Xfractint was updated to	Fractint 19.5 by Tim Wegner (twegner@fractint.org)
       under Linux 2.0.	Please report updates for other	platforms to Tim Wegner.
       The current official release is 20.0.
       The primary authors of Fractint 20.0 are:
       Timothy Wegner	      twegner@fractint.org
       Jonathan	Osuch	      josuch@fractint.org
       George Martin	      ggmartin@compuserve.com
       Robin Bussell	      robin.b2@ukonline.co.uk

				     20.04			  XFRACTINT(1)

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